Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

December 04, 2014

Maartje Hoetjes, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) nurse and emergency team member, shares some experiences from her time at Leer hospital in South Sudan.

Two people with gunshot wounds are brought to the MSF hospital in Leer. They were at a wedding celebration the previous evening when someone entered and started shooting. Five people were seriously injured. Two of them managed to reach our hospital but the other three died on the way.

October 07, 2013

Dr. Henrike Zellmann, an MSF psychologist working with Syrian refugees in northern Iraq, talks about the services MSF is offering to address growing mental health needs. 

September 24, 2013

A recently returned MSF midwife discusses the process of providing maternal and obstetric care in war-ravaged Syria, along with some of the more memorable women she met while in the country.

September 09, 2013

MSF nurse Caroline Scholtes describes the situation in Jonglei State, where some 80,000 people have gone missing after outbreaks of violence in recent months.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Marcus Bergman, part of MSF's team in Pinga, in DRC's North Kivu province, relates a harrowing episode that occurred shortly before worsening insecurity forced MSF to suspend its programs in the area.

July 26, 2013

Airstrikes and clashes dominate daily life in Syria, where MSF runs six hospitals, four health centers, and several mobile clinic programs. Here, MSF patients and refugees tell their stories.

July 26, 2013

Syrian refugees in Turkey may have evaded the guns and missiles, but there is no escape from the physical and emotional scars of the conflict.

July 26, 2013

Istanbul is home to a growing number of Syrians torn between returning to their country once the war is over or continuing onwards.

July 26, 2013

After more than two years of war, Syrians make up the largest group of migrants arriving in Greece.

June 13, 2013

MSF doctor Mutwali Adam describes his experience providing medical care in the wake of violence in Sudan's North Darfur state.

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